The human body is an intricate and powerful

machine. A white blood cell, the mechanism with the

responsibility of protecting the body, in an instant has the potential

to mutate into a hazardous force. My husband, Andy Williams, was

diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on December 18, 2012. During the process

of his treatment, my role as his partner transformed to include that of primary caregiver.

Amidst the surreal reality of hospital living, our perceptions of the cycles of life and death were

questioned and altered. Our response was to transform his hospital room into our creative space: Andy with

his music and drawing, me with my sketch book and traveling watercolors. This was the birth of a body of work that has

evolved throughout our journey, through Andy's passing on December 26, 2013 and the aftermath of sifting through the complexity

of loss and mourning while the world continues to move forward around me. This is an ongoing body of work that is very much still a work

in progress.

VITAL SIGNS